Equipment Courses


Swissbody® Pilates Academy Equipment program is divided into separate courses for each apparatus, including Reformer, Cadillac (Trapeze Table), Wunda Chair, Barrel (Spine Corrector) and Ladder Barrel. For each of the above-mentioned pieces of equipment, the courses are divided into one course for beginners and intermediate level and another course for advanced and super advanced. Completion of the entire program and the exam for each piece of equipment provides the individual with internationally recognized certification to teach up to the level achieved in private and semi-private classes.


The number of participants in these courses is limited to 10 for the sake of quality training. Course notes are provided in English. The courses are given in English and/or French depending on the participants.

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Who benefits from these courses ?

All individuals who have completed the Level 2 and Level 3 Matwork and especially those who have completed the level 4 and 5 Matwork, will find these courses critical for expanding their knowledge of the Swissbody® Pilates Method from Matwork to the various pieces of equipment. Swissbody® also accepts students who have completed other Pilates programs with a minimum of 60 hours of course time, at least 40 hours of personal training, an ability to proficiently perform the advanced Pilates matwork and at least 40 hours of observation or teaching experience in a Pilates studio.


course contents

Each course teaches a full range of exercises adapted to the ability and strength of the client and the benefits reaped from working on the equipment. Training includes transitioning clients from mat to equipment and back, understanding how the equipment works, the essence of safe movement on the equipment, and modifications for different levels of ability. As with the Swissbody® Pilates Academy Matwork courses, all exercises are studied in-depth, including the name of the exercise, description, goal, correct movement and breathing, primary muscles utilized, watch points, special cases, and imagery as an enriching teaching tool. Daily teaching practice and an assessment of teaching methods is an integral part of the program.